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Unread postAuthor: frogy » Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:58 am

Here's the kind you use right?

<a href="http://www.sprinklerwarehouse.com/detail.aspx?ID=916"> 1" Rainbird 1" FIPSxFIPS Jar Top </a>

and most people don't use RainBirds because they're known to leak...

I don't understand where you could get 8 threads, if you really can I might start using those, can you take a picture?

And a "vapor cloud" at 40 psi doesn't mean anything, it depends on the tempature the elevation and the humidity, i've made them at 20psi or less before...
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Unread postAuthor: spudfile » Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:28 pm

i know that they sell orbit valves at walmart and genie valves at ace hardware
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Unread postAuthor: thebear » Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:23 pm

lowes has a 1" rainbird cp-100 item #23026 for $15.87 plus tax
thanks for the info on modding the valve
ian new to this building a 3" air power ballon luncher for a pirate faire will post when done with it
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Unread postAuthor: illusionistpro » Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:11 pm

what would be the reason for using a 3/4" over a 1"? For that matter should you just make a 2" or 3" piston type valve instead? It seems that a 1" valve on a cannon with a 3" chamber doesnt make much sense since it bottle necks the pressure but then releases it back to typically a 2" barrel.
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Unread postAuthor: beebs111 » Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:16 pm

some people(like me 3 months ago) are too stupid to make a piston valve, thus-they go for a sprinlker
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Unread postAuthor: air spud 7 » Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:00 pm

It probably wont.
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Unread postAuthor: dungdue0 » Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:21 am

I have a problem exactly like everyone else's.

I bought a Rain Bird cp-100 valve. I didn't put the threaded adapter in the exact middle. I still put it on top just off to the side. Then everything was going fine but when I tried to test it, the air just leaked out. I put it in the right direction but it still leaks. What do I do?


EDIT: it was a 1" cp-100 valve
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Unread postAuthor: Kiwispud » Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:49 pm

Why can't you just add the air gun valve in the existing solenoid hole?
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:53 pm

You can but the flow will be crappy.
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Unread postAuthor: Tyro » Sat Oct 07, 2006 1:06 am

Hi i'm new to this and have a question that might be very basic for you guys.

How does the blowgun Trigger the Sprinkler valve?
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sat Oct 07, 2006 1:14 am

Tyro wrote:Hi i'm new to this and have a question that might be very basic for you guys.

How does the blowgun Trigger the Sprinkler valve?

It release's pressure on top of teh diaphram(sp?) and causes it to open.
I believe there is a animation floating around somewhere.
Basically the blowgun replaces the solenoid.

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Unread postAuthor: Tyro » Sat Oct 07, 2006 2:15 am

THX man, I kinda get it. but where does the pressure in the blow gun come from?

Ohh and i think i might build one of these, what do you use to bind the tubes together.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:13 am

there is no pressure in the blow gun it releases pressure
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Unread postAuthor: Tyro » Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:23 am

k thx

I wasn't sure, I think i'll try to find one of these Valves, and make a rly cool rifle typ thing, small barell!
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Unread postAuthor: Tyro » Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:20 pm

Sry about the Double post, But does it matter what side is intake and output?
Or is it either side.

If one side is intake, how do you tell? (is it labeled)
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